Every staff member and pupil at a North Yorkshire school took part in community activities to mark The King's coronation.

Aysgarth School took part in activities such as planting bulbs, helping at a rugby club, and cleaning local churches at part of the coronation weekend's 'Big Help Out' initiative.

To mark His Majesty The King’s Coronation thousands of organisations across the country are getting together to help out in their own local communities.

Aysgarth School headteacher Jonathon Anderson has spent considerable time trying to give everyone a sense of team spirit and togetherness, so on Thurday (May 4), the whole community was involved in The Aysgarth Big Help Out.

Activities included:

  • Planting bulbs with 4Scots at Bourlon Barracks, Catterick;
  • Helping out at Richmond Rugby Club and lots of weeding at Newton-le-Willows cricket club;
  • Preparing boxes at Richmond food bank;
  • Helping Influence Church, setting up and preparing bags;
  • Spring cleaning and general clean up at Thornton Watlass Church, Crakehall Church and Patrick Brompton Church.

The Northern Echo: Aysgarth School pupils help out at Newton-le-Willows Cricket ClubAysgarth School pupils help out at Newton-le-Willows Cricket Club (Image: AYSGARTH SCHOOL)

Mr Anderson said: "Most importantly, the children and staff spent time in the communities and met amazing individuals who selflessly dedicate their time and energy to make our community a better place everyday."

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Year 4 pupil Finlay Pargeter, aged nine, said: "It has been lots of fun as we have worked as a team." 

Hester Anderson, the headteachers wife, added: “The Big Help Out is about focusing on how we can help others, how we can lend a hand and how we can enrich our community by being an active part of it.”

And staff member Debbie Stanford said: “Service to your community is proven to ensure you live longer, so apart from it making you feel great, it is good for your health too."